It's Official! Billboard Adds Americana to Charts

// 5.18.16

The Americana Music Association applauds Billboard Magazine on their decision to recognize Americana Music on their charts with the creation of the newly renamed Americana/Folk Album Sales chart. The news was formally announced yesterday stating that the change “recognizes the growth of Americana and the prominent rise of the term overall, both within the industry and in widespread music coverage.”

Vote for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards; Join Now; AmericanaFest Rates Increasing

// 5.13.16

Voting for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards will begin on May 16, 2016. You will need to be an Americana Music Association member by May 18, 2016 to participate in this process. Voting will end on May 26, 2016.

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Announced

// 5.11.16

The Americana Music Association announced the nominees for its 15th annual Honors & Awards show this evening at an event held at the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, D.C. The invitation only affair, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, was attended by members of Congress and musicians and streamed live via Facebook exclusively through NPR Music.

First Round of AmericanaFest Performers Announced; Showcase Wristbands On Sale Now

// 5.6.16

Americana Music Association Announces First Round of Performers for AmericanaFest 2016, September 20-25

More Than 180 Artists Scheduled to Play Critically Acclaimed Festival in Nashville, TN

Showcase Wristbands On Sale Now

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees to be Announced May 11

// 5.5.16

The Americana Music Association will announce the nominees for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, presented by the musicFIRST Coalition, on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, through NPR Music's Facebook Livestream, from the historic Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC.

Sturgill Simpson Tops Billboard Charts

// 4.25.16

Sturgill Simpson’s new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country, Folk and Rock charts this week. Mr. Simpson’s album was also the largest selling record of new releases across all genres according to Billboard. 

Americana Music Association Congratulates The Lumineers on Billboard Top 200 Debut

// 4.19.16

The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate its 2013 Americana Honors & Awards nominee (and 2013 GRAMMY Americana Album of the Year nominee) The Lumineers on its No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Cleopatra, this week.

The Lumineers to Kick Off AmericanaFest

// 4.1.16

The Lumineers to Headline Ascend Amphitheater 

Tuesday, September 20 to Kickoff of the Americana Music Association's 17th Annual Festival & Conference

(Nashville, Tenn.) April 1, 2016 - The Americana Music Association expands its festival and conference in its 17th year by announcing its most ambitious kickoff event ever featuring The Lumineers at the Ascend Amphitheater Tuesday, September 20th. 

T Bone Burnett to Deliver Keynote at AmericanaFest

// 3.30.16

13-Time GRAMMY® Award, Academy Award, & Golden Globe Award-Winner T Bone Burnett to Deliver Keynote Speech at
Americana Music Festival & Conference

AmericanaFest // September 20-25, 2016 // Nashville, TN

Americana Board of Directors Appoint Executive Committee & Set Goals for Future Growth

// 3.3.16

The Americana Music Association Board of Directors convened for its annual retreat on February 25-26, announcing its newly appointed Executive Committee and setting task oriented goals for the future of the resolute not-for-profit organization.

Americana Congratulates Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, & Other GRAMMY® Winners

// 2.16.16

The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate Jason Isbell and Mavis Staples on their GRAMMY® wins last night. Isbell took home hardware for Best American Roots Song category for “24 Frames” and Best Americana Album category for Something More Than Free, which was produced by the inimitable Dave CobbMs. Staples took home the trophy in the Best American Roots Performance category for “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean.” 


Americana Music Association UK Produces First Awards Show

// 2.5.16

The UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year's Americana Music Association UK conference. In a night celebrating the vibrant Americana scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of the music industry, and the public were treated to performances from Billy Bragg, Danny & The Champions of The World, Bear’s Den, The Dreaming Spires, Lewis & Leigh, Emily Barker, Robert Vincent, Gretchen Peters, and Cale Tyson.

Official Americana Albums Chart Launches In UK

// 1.29.16

Official Charts Company, in conjunction with the UK Americana Music Association, has launched the UK’s first chart dedicated to Americana music.